The best games where you can measure progress over time with a time tracker ⌚️ 2021

Looking for a really good game where you can track your progress with a timer ⌚️? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best time meter games 2021.

What are time Meter games?

There is a linear "time meter" with many squares. Each player has a marker on this so called "time meter" that indicates where he is "in time". Markers further along the line are further ahead in time.

The player with the last marker on the track (furthest "back in time") performs the next action. Each action costs time, and the player's marker is moved forward a number of spaces equal to that cost. Then the next lowest marker on the timer performs an action. It is possible for the same player to make several moves in a row.

"Time tracking" is also referred to as "time meter".

Examples of games where you can keep track of your progress with a timer

A good example of a time meter game is Patchwork.

List of best time meter games 2021 ⌚️

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 90 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Patchwork

    All details for the board game Patchwork and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Patchwork
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. Tokaido: Deluxe Edition

    All details for the board game Tokaido: Deluxe Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Nova Luna

    All details for the board game Nova Luna and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Nova Luna
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Nova Luna

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nova Luna" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nova Luna" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  4. Tokaido

    All details for the board game Tokaido and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Tokaido
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Tokaido

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tokaido" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tokaido" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. Trapwords

    All details for the board game Trapwords and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Trapwords
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Trapwords

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Trapwords" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Trapwords" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  6. Thebes

    All details for the board game Thebes and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2007

    🔥 Deal: 5% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Thebes
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!45€ atAmazon.de
  7. Patchwork Express

    All details for the board game Patchwork Express and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Patchwork Express

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Express" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Express" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Express" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork Express" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. Glen More II: Chronicles

    All details for the board game Glen More II: Chronicles and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  9. Glen More

    All details for the board game Glen More and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Glen More
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 70 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  10. Race to the Treasure!

    All details for the board game Race to the Treasure! and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. Latice Hawai'i

    All details for the board game Latice Hawai'i and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. Glasgow

    All details for the board game Glasgow and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Glasgow
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  13. Rocky Road à la Mode

    All details for the board game Rocky Road à la Mode and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Planetarium

    All details for the board game Planetarium and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Planetarium

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Planetarium" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Planetarium" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Planetarium" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Planetarium" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  15. Francis Drake

    All details for the board game Francis Drake and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Francis Drake
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  16. Hamster Clan

    All details for the board game Hamster Clan and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Thebes: The Tomb Raiders

    All details for the board game Thebes: The Tomb Raiders and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. The Little Prince: Rising to the Stars

    All details for the board game The Little Prince: Rising to the Stars and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. Tinners' Trail

    All details for the board game Tinners' Trail and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tinners' Trail
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  20. AuZtralia

    All details for the board game AuZtralia and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for AuZtralia
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!60€ atAmazon.de
  21. Corsair Leader

    All details for the board game Corsair Leader and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Dark Is the Night

    All details for the board game Dark Is the Night and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime1 - 15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  23. The Football Game

    All details for the board game The Football Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Rail Raiders Infinite

    All details for the board game Rail Raiders Infinite and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 67% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Rail Raiders Infinite
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de
  25. Crystal Clans

    All details for the board game Crystal Clans and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Crystal Clans
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de
  26. Zona: The Secret of Chernobyl

    All details for the board game Zona: The Secret of Chernobyl and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age18+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  27. World of Warcraft Miniatures Game

    All details for the board game World of Warcraft Miniatures Game and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Sun, Sea & Sand

    All details for the board game Sun, Sea & Sand and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Sun, Sea & Sand
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  29. Warriors of Japan: A Country Aflame 1335-1339

    All details for the board game Warriors of Japan: A Country Aflame 1335-1339 and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime150 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. Olympos

    All details for the board game Olympos and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Olympos
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de

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